Sunday, October 30, 2011

Magazine Cover

Some good news!

I'm on the cover of this lovely Canadian publication.....Absolutely the Best!  Click to view inside the Christmas edition!

I've also begun several commissions and just finished this large Bay Bridge painting and I just love it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Original oil painting - Bees and Blooms - impasto impressionism by Karen Tarlton

Bees and Blooms

I feel busy as these little bees lately!  I'm here there and everywhere at the same time!  Sometimes it's hard to sit still and unwind and posting these is one of my favorite times of the day!

"Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know."
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Original oil painting - Provence Lavender - by Karen Tarlton

Provence Lavender
I try to paint in all sizes, this little gem of a landscape would make a lovely holiday gift for a lavender lover!  Any of my paintings can be created on a larger scale, so if you see one you would like larger, feel free to contact me!

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings."
~ John Edward

Monday, October 24, 2011

Angel of Hope - Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

Angel of Hope

Impressionistic and symbolic, angels are a joy to paint.  I love to paint these, especially around the holidays.....if you would like an special custom painted angel, please contact me.  I'll create her with any special colors, hair color etc you like!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Two Wild and Free - impressionism Abstract wild Horses by Karen Tarlton

Two Wild and Free

I love painting horses in motion.  Elegance, power, passion and energy.  So much emotion can be expressed in rich oil, but especially with this amazing and symbolic creature.
I hope this is an inspiration!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Royal Peacock - impressionism impasto by Karen Tarlton

Royal Peacock

I love these teal blue colors set against a soft silvery background.  I layered thick oil, impasto style and this beauty is almost dry.

A very lovely and ostentatious, bird but very noisy! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Abstract Wild Horses - original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

Horse Play
A horse is an angel without wings.

Absolutely one of my favorite animals and my favorite to paint for sure.  The grace, power, and beauty of these animals in motion is so much fun to paint with my knife.  Capturing movement and energy is pure joy.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Original oil painting - Autumn Angel - by Karen Tarlton

Autumn Angel
My wonderful daughters inspire me to paint so many things.  They are always in my mind and my heart and always will be.  Even with my oldest away at college, she is more on my mind then ever!
These spiritual figures help me express all the emotions and powerful love.
Hope she brings a smile!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Orleans French Quarter Jazz

New Orleans Jazz
This place is unique and special and so much to paint!! I added extra layers of paint to this particular scene so it has some amazing broken color and rich texture.  Bits of gold, blue and glowing color.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Abstract Nude original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

Karen’s Fine Art – Gallery Represented Modern Impressionism in oils
Title: Abstract Nude
Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton
Size: 11”x 14”

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
Edgar Degas
"It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory."
Edgar Degas

I love the paintings of the French impressionist Degas and this one was a bit inspired by him. I often live by this last quote when I paint. I rarely look at images anymore because I see things so clearly in my mind and it is so much more exciting to paint from my imagination!
I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tuscany Poppy Field by Karen Tarlton

Tuscany Poppy Field

Every time I paint Tuscany Italy, my heart experiences an intense feeling of calmness and peace. I know exactly that this feeling comes from the relaxed atmosphere of this serene part of Italy and it's beauty is intensified because of this sense of calm.

This painting is still wet but available for purchase!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Rainy Romance by Karen Tarlton

Rainy Romance

Built up broken color and extreme impressionistic style and texture makes this one of my favorite romance landscapes! Large so it makes quite a focal point with rich color and symbolism.
Many small painting in the works as well!
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